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>>> i'm chris wallace. the obama administration says it met its deadline to fix healthcare.gov. but it is also telling people there is no rush to sign up. >> as more enrollment deadlines are pushed back, is the website the least of obamacare's problems? we'll ask two health care experts on opposite sides of the debate, james capretta and neera tanden. plus, our sunday panel weighs in on white house efforts to lower expectations for obamacare's online relaunch. then, skepticism over last week's deal with iran that president obama is calling a victory for diplomacy. >> we cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world's problems. tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it's not the right thing for our security. >> but will the deal halt iran's nuclear ambitions? we'll discuss that and the growing confrontation with china with former cia and nsa director, general michael hayden. and our power player of the week this holiday season is not your typical turkey farmer. >> i'm really happiest when i'm engaged in working and thinking and striving. >> all
. >> you told "the daily beast", that the obama administration should have moved into syria two years ago, and criticised secretary of state john kerry as old style poll ki, -- policy, aimed at negotiations in okay-panelled rools. >> what should we have done and what should president kerry be doing differently now. >> many of us will say two years ago it was foreseeable. bashar al-assad wanted to make it sectarian and his government standing against the terrorists. that's what he succeeded in doing. it was predictable that the fighting would get worse. i told you sos are not helpful, from policy experts. i think secretary of state john kerry is doing the best he can under the circumstances in trying to get the parties to geneva to an okay panelled negotiating room. what i was saying is we do have to be operating with people on the ground at the statement. we cannot ignore the reality of the suffering on the ground and what that creates politically in support of hardline entities. we need to be doing more. i think we need to support what remains of more moderate groups on the ground. >> c
is doing. if it's at 90% or handling 50,000 people, the obama administration - i imagine them wiping the sweat from the brow saying phew. >> i went on and tried to do it as if i needed to sign up. i was impressed. it was working quickly. there were all sorts of plans. i was focussed on gold and platinum. the costs were not something that made me happy, but so far everything was fine until i noticed on one plan was available to me with a ppo, letting me go whatever doctors i wanted to go to, so, again, very few opportunities though to keep my own doctor. is that going to be an ongoing political problem >> this problem that you are talking about now, these are the kinks we expected to see the program work out. we didn't think it would be a debac debacle, we thought what you said happened to you will happen to more people. time will tell. they'll have to work things out with the plans. they have been able to find one that had that ppo. it may be a product of what state and exchange. obamacare. >> one of the other problems that has been arising. if the side is far from fixed, forms peopl
. after nearly two months of harsh criticism the obama administration said healthcare.gov website took a giant step forward and ready for the next big test and al jaze a jazeera's and erica is live. >> the obama administration met the deadline and the site works more than 90% of the time and up from 40% when it was launched two months ago. >> the bottom line healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on october 1st. >> reporter: that is president obama special advisor in charge of fixing the website that was originally bogged down with hundreds of bugs. the white house says dramatic progress has been made with the site performing with private sector velocity and a lower error rate and capacity to handle 50,000 visitors at once and if it's too busy there is a virtual waiting room that will e-mail you when it's less crowded. the new report shows administration hit the big benchmark. >> 50,000 at one time, 800,000 people a day. look this will take some time before it's up and kicking in full gear. i think what we have to look at is those states where you have well
there were two things that really were foremost for the obama administration. one there is a stirmish between china and japan over islands in the east china sea. a big problem for international security. joe biden met with both the prime minister of japan and the president of china and said he made clear to china he wanted them to sort of roll back an air defense zone that china established unilaterally and is threatening japanese and even american commercial aircraft that you have to announce before you enter that space that you have to announce to china you're doing so. it's caused a lot of turmoil and headaches and so the vice president really made that clear. the other big thing in the trip was for the obama administration to make clear their so-called pivot to asia is still a viable priority for them, president obama had to cancel a trip to asia during the government shutdown so the strp was there to say we're still here and still will be strong in the region. >> i'm going to go ahead and change the topic quickly and on a personal note i wanted to ask you i heard that you got into a skir
or anybody traveling with him address this sort of mixed message that the obama administration sent by, on one hand, having the pentagon do the unarmed b 52s flying right through the zone, not telling the chinese, essentially finger in the eye a little bit, but then at the same time the faa does something different? did biden explain this contradiction? >> it's been a huge and confusing story here, and joe bide en in his comments to the public did not address that. privately, vary officials here have talked to us about it. and, you know, to be candid it's very confusing because what they're saying is the faa at a very low level is doing what it has always done, which is, you know, not necessarily just with regard to china but when these zones have appeared it's just to have commercial carriers, you know, notify those that have set up these zones. so they're skirting the notion that anything different is being done with regard to this china adiz. but the fact remains that, you know, usair carriers have been beginning to issue these flight plans to the chinese and the japanese airlines h
again. you may not be. the obama administration dropping a bombshell. thousands of americans who recently signed up for insurance may be left without coverage right before the new year and the federal government hasn't told them. we'll tell you the details. >>> and, guys, one of my favorite stories, ever. uh-oh spa getios. the company tweeting out this picture as a tribute to pearl harbor. what was meant as an honor was inappropriate. you have to read the spaghettios headline. >>> "fox & friends" begins right now. >>> and "fox & friends," welcome. the popular show. >> we think it is. >> "fox & friends" christmas party, we'll share photos from that yesterday. >> we shut down the bowling lane yesterday. most of our crew did pretty well, and a segment on how it is the holiday christmas party. i. a lot of folks will wind up going to work hungover. tips how to beat the hangover. >> tips, fake it until you make it. >> that's what i'm doing right now. >> don't announce that. >>> and while you were sleeping, american war veteran captured in north korea over a month released. right now he
the islands administered by jam but claimed by china. the obama administration urged caution but stressed that the u.s. military will not recognize china's demand and stand by the ally japan. after china scrambled fighters to intercept nines through the zone, the u.s. urged airliners to comply with the new rules for safety sake. after vice president joe biden last week spent four hours with the china's foreign minister, he says they should exercise restraint. neither disclosed what the two discussed privately. china's move is provocative. a dramatic step to impose its will as a part of concerted drive to take territory it views as its own emboldened by the growing economic and military might and the conviction that the neighbors will back down, china is directly challenging washington's influence across asia. and beijing has already started deeper incursions in india and hassling vietnam. as the region's security guarantor, washington must push back against china with pressure of its own. failing to do so is the surest way to destabilize the region and achieve china's other aim, undermine
. and healthcare.gov is running smoothly the obama administration is back in sales mode and president obama will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset the cost of reinstating cancelled policies and millions of people received cancellation notices and the cancelled policies do not meet the standards of the healthcare law. it was an attack that standed the dance world, now the verdict is in for a former member of russia's famed ballet and find out why you may have to pay sales tax for everything you buy online and the fight over food and they are considering cutting subsidies to some of the world's poorest people. ♪ ♪ good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america and i'm thomas
. >> reporter: in washington the obama administration contradic contradicted his version of events. >> there is no question if you look at the facts of the impact of oil revenues, the impacts on their economic growth at large that there was a huge impact, that the sanctions had an enormous impacts, and that was the driving factor in bringing iranians to the negotiating table. >> many peculiar late that if the deals succeed, washington and iran might negotiate other things. >> the goal is a transitioning governing body. certainly they haven't embraced that as the focus o geneva communique. >> what could be described as a charm offensive. he's visiting other countries, and iran insists they're trying to be a good neighbor. >> we believe we, all of us, need to cooperate with each other to, in fact, contain this spread of sectarian divide. >> nothing the foreign minister has said is new. but iranian government has said is new, but it's being studied closely. ross lind jordan, al jazeera, the state department. >> vice president biden is in japan where he's about to begin meetings on the
,800 centerfuges added to iran stock. so sanctions have utterly failed. >> reporter: in washington the obama administration contradicted his version of events. >> there is no question if you look at the facts of the impact of oil revenues and impact on their economic growth at large that there was a huge impact of the -- the sanctions had an enormous impact and that was a driving factor in bringing the iranians back to the negotiating table. >> reporter: many speculating that if it succeeds washington and tahir may cooperate and it could be useful at the up coming peace talks known as geneva two and the u.s. response. >> the goal is to have a governing body, that is the goal of the geneva conference and they have not embraced that as the focus of the geneva communication. >> reporter: it is in the middle of what could be described as a charm offensive and visiting officials in saudi arabia that sent guns and cash to the syrian opposition and they insist iran is trying to be a good neighbor. >> we believe that we need, all of us, need to cooperate with each other to, in fact, contain the sp
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marks the second day since the healthcare.gov website overhaul was completed. an obama administration officials say it's working, quote unquote, smoothly for the vast majority of users. >> some good news. they're calling it night and day compared to two months ago when it rolled out and was plagued with those massive technical problems. now they say the response time has been lowered to one second. >> they've lowered the error rate to below 1% and 50,000 users can be online at the same time now. >> hmm. all right. if black friday wasn't good enough for you, cyber monday is in full swing. >> another shot. get your shopping done. >> beats a mall every time. >> it does indeed. cyber monday is here. and that's why millions of people are going online today to catch internet only deals that they couldn't get in stores during black friday. >> some retailers so eger to boost sales they're extending discounts through to friday, calling it cyber week. any opportunity. >> we just want your money. >> how far you want to give it. we'll extend it through till march. shoppers can get at the moment a
with great effect bit obama administration. this includes stuart levy at treasury and his successors with other officials at treasury. if you think about the global coalition, that has crippled the iranian economy, and the geopolitical significance of that coalition, and that that coalition has been created and has endured for seven 1/2 years to the, to reach to the present moment, that's an extraordinaire bipartisan accomplishment that i think has received very little notice and many of the critics today were the critics of the initial move in the spring of 06. it is worthwhile to remember how much bipartisan work and work by professional bureaucrats has been involved in erecting the coalition we have today as we contemplate what diplomacy we need to sustain it and sustain the momentum behind it. >> let me ask you. so let me ask you, what do you make of the criticism today from democrats in congress, chuck schumer, from israel and others and, michelle also, and what do you think are the prospects for a long-term deal? >> i'll be glad to start and michelle can help me with understand
aircraft will not. and the obama administration is making clear, it rejects china's declaration of the air defense identification zone. >> this is a noaa acceptance of china's requirements. >> reporter: the u.s. insists it will continue flying military aircraft through the chinese zone and has begun a long-plan deployment of advance p8 reconnaissance aircraft to japan that can carry torpedos, missiles, bombs and mines. the u.s. is already calling on china not to establish yet another restriction zone and biden arrives in beijing on wednesday to talk to chinese leaders about all of this. michaela? >> thank you for that. >>> let's take a look at the other headlines, beginning with breaking news. firefighters are battling a massive eight-alarm fire in boston. it engulfed a five-story commercial building in the innovation district. the building was reportedly being renovated. there are some reports that the fire got so intense, crews were ordered out of the building. no word on whether anyone was inside when the fire broke out. so far, no reports of injuries. >>> a public health alert in hong
to al jazeera america. >>> the obama administration is looking to undo the damage to the affordable care act's image done by the problems, of course, with the problem plagued website. in a moment we'll look at what the president needs to do during his campaign to accomplish that. >> first let's look at the temperatures across the nation. metrologist nicole mitchell is here. >> we have a contrast once we get to the southern plains today - going to the 20s or 30s. houston is at 71. this is where it's really gotten brutal. single-digit temperatures. adding in the wind. feels like 30 below. this is going to be a spreading sign over the weekend. the wind chills that are really brutal out there. the cold air will settle and over the next couple of days the warmer spots in the south - innocently it while you have it. although not the negatives. they will change over the next couple of days, houston at 82 - it won't be long-lived. >> looking to reverse weeks of bad publicity about the federal healthcare website barack obama urged americans to ignore the critics saying they are rooting for the af
lowering those tensions? >> well, i think obama administration has done an excellent job of sending very clear signals about its interests in maintaining stability in the region, and standing by its ally japan. both the secretary of state and the secretary of defense made official statements # something that doesn't happen all that often and of course we did send the b52s through as well, and the u.s. presence and our forceful response to china's unilateral actions i think has prevented a much worse kind of crisis, because if we had not been there, then perhaps the japanese would have felt they had to react more strongly, the chinese would have reacted to that and things could have spun out of control. >> but this has been bubbling for a while, i want to continue with you for a moment, susan shirk and yet now we have this action. was it purposefully provocative on china's part? >> well, actually, i am kind of puzzled about the timing. we certainly believe that shiping must have personally approved it but coming so shortly on the heals of the announcement of china's reform blueprint that
john cornyn accused the obama administration of lying on a number of issues including the benghazi raid and obama care. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. the willingness to mislead people or provide them just demonstrably false information and expect to move on. we've seen that most recently in the health care debate over if you like what you have you can keep it. something we can go back to 2010 and demonstrate that the department of health and human services knew was false. >> jim, he's running for re-election next year. >> is that an excuse. >> a lot of democrats running in the south and i think you guys have the story on this, a lot of democratic senators running in the south next year are hearing that over and over again and will have a receptive audience. what cornyn said a lot of swing voters in the south believe. >> if i'm in the south and a democrat i'm worried about the ramifications of obama care. that's what they are picking up in their andy poling. you see these democrats who felt safe a month ago who feel they can lose. we were talking e
postponing >> i believe the true solution to replacelem is what the obama administration has here. a plan wheres of americans will be on government welfare. having will qualify for somebody else pay for all or part of their health insurance. unsustainable model for this country. as your previous guest was most americansw, had insurance policies like what buying, buying what they needed. and when you add -- i was saying.what they were when you add the bells and whistles, those really aren't more -- insurance means to cover you for something that you don't expect to have happen to you and then to pay for it. bellsen you pay for the and whistles, you're what becomes prepaid health coverage which is no longer insurance. an unsustainable model. >> how is it unsustainable? if you have enough people in the pool, enough people sign up -- that's a big if. >> right. assuming they can. assuming they want to. >> obviously a problem. they all sign up, why shouldn't they be able to work? you have enough healthy people your pool. it should be sustainable. >> two roads to go on. one the point i made befo
,000 centrifuges. want to do that again? to leverage the obama administration has managed to put in place to balance out will also be lost without the iranians getting any concessions. >> john, do you want to jump into this? >> very briefly. i find many of these critiques, not yours of course, barbara, but many of these critiques about is protectable as a clarence thomas supreme court decision. mac when you know what -- [laughter] you and i could write these things. in terms of, the assumption line behind them, is often, well, you can't trust them. look at -- they will cheat. they will cheat. well, i would say only this. that if we and the iranians could never agree on anything, then what about what we agreed on in afghanistan? in 2001, 2002, with the same team, with the same team. are what we agreed on back in 1991, again with largely the same, about the lebanon hostages? or something that affects me personally. if we and the iranians could never agree on anything at all, then i and 51 of my colleagues would still be in tehran. spin i'm going to ask one question that i'm going to opened
, even though the obama administration had talked about how much al-qaeda had been dismantled since the death of bin lad en, do americans need to worry now that al-qaeda does seem to be gaining ground in the middle east? >> i think the americans ought to be very concerned about the increasing capability. while the u.s. government has started to parse their words, saying we only met core al-qaeda in pakistan and afghanistan, the fact is that the franchisees, the smaller groups of al-qaeda represent a clear and present danger not only to the countries and governments in the middle east but also that of the united states. >> general, thank you. >> commuter trains will roll again today on a normal schedule past the reopened stop in the bronx, the scene of sunday's fatal derailment in new york city. the train to derailed featured a system that can warn the engineer of a potential accident and apply the brakes, but the system was not in the front cab where william rockefeller was at the controls. it was installed in the locomotive, which was pushing the train from the back. >> highly radi
obama administration official said the release was a result of contact between the u.s. and pyongyang. >> a kooub scrp boy caught in a -- cuban boy caught in a tug of war speaks out saying he's happy for his cuban upbringing. >> translation: i have lived happy in cuba for 14 years, let there be no doubt. whoever is interested in this, i'm happy living in cuba. >> elian gonzalez made the comment whilst attending a student conference in ecuador. the first time he left the country since being handed back to his father. he does not forgive his american family for trying to keep him in the u.s. >> the los angeles city council is thinking with new laws in relation to e-cigarettes. >> electronic cigarettes are so popular they are all that this store sells. no tobacco for smoke. it's called vaping. >> it should be viewed as a good thing. it's a step in a smarter direction. >> it was a smart move for him. i tried patches and guns. this is the only thing that worked. >> these cigarettes can deliver nico teep and the active ingredients of marijuana. they are catching on with kids. >> these are n
in the studio by frank allaveri. would like to ask you about afghanistan. the obama administration thought fought the deal to keep the troops there since -- two 2014. do you see any way of resolving this before the incident the year or will the stride on until afghanistan elects a new president? afghanistan approved it. no one has said that they are going to need to change it. president karzai has said he does not want to be
up in some of hat trustworthy and honest figure. it's a huge problem again. because president obama has made uch an issue of his administration's competence. e called the predecessors not in so many words, but incompetent. he came to office and very ledged he's not ideological. that's debatable, obviously. ut the competence in getting things done is what he wanted to be known for. and what senator santorum is is true, for one the , the back end of health care system, we're going have to wait and see. there's still bad data coming it. of and it races basic questions about, again, is management listening to.s is it time for new people? attention to implementing policies that he's present.rd to that's where his interest lies, ot in the day-to-day functioning of government. but in the -- in the policies and the politics of passing them themselves. >> showed our viewers clips of ick santorum, former senior white house advisor david plouffe was on abc's this week about whether ng people trust the president. here's what he had to say. >> shut down everybody government.in but let's go to th
of accountability is resurfacing as the president is trying to explain problems with obama care. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. >> cornyn is running for re-election next year. he says he wants to scrap obama care and replace it with a different kind of overhaul. >>> a top u.n. official says there is massive evidence linking the syrian regime including president assad to war crimes during the country's nearly 3-year-old civil war conflict. they say is complicates responsibility at the highest level including the head of the state and it linked syrian rebels to the commission of war crimes. >>> an american in cuba is appealing to president obama. alan gross wrote a letter and it's expected to be delivered today. in it, gross says the president should intervene personally in his case. this is part of a new strategy by gross' family to put direct pressure on the white house. "the washington post" obtained a copy of this letter. >>> it is 34 minutes past the hour. let's get a check of the weather. are we talking snow again? >> we are, but not yet. i'll star
? >> it is a huge problem because president obama has made such an issue of his administration's confidence. he called his predecessors in competent, and not so many words. he came into office and it knowledged recently he is -- he is not very ideological. that is debatable, but the confidence of getting things done is going to be what he wanted to be known for. what rick santorum is talking about is true. the backend of the health-care system, we will have to wait and see. there is a lot of data data still coming out of it. it raises basic questions about his management style, who he is listening to, is it time for people, and his attention to implementing policies he has worked hard to present. that is clearly where his interest lies. not in the day-to-day functioning of government, but in the policies and politics. >> we showed our viewers rick santorum. talking about whether people trust the president, here is a bit of what he had to say. >> is has been a tough patch. not just health care. the shutdown affected everybody. let's fast-forward. health care working better, people signing up, ho
and healthcare.gov headaches, president obama is renewing the push for his signature health care law. and this white house knows, they have no time to waste. to promote the law and boost enrollment, the administration will hold an event every single day from now until december 23rd, the deadline to enroll and get insurance for the new year. and it all started this afternoon, with the president himself, who said we are not going back. >> and that seems to be the only alternative that obama care's critics have, is let's go back to the status quo, because they sure haven't presented an alternative. you've got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> no, we're not going to repeal the law. and, in fact, the real ballots may have just begun. >> if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, that's what i'll do. what's important for everybody to remember is, not only that the law has already helped millions of people, but that there are millions more who stand to be helped. and we've got to make sure they know tha
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